2013.04.30 > For Immediate Release
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Nobel Prize Winner Comes to Omaha, UNO for Chinese Economics Conference
Omaha - Over the last two decades China has risen to become the second largest economy in the world. However, many argue that success has come at the expense of China’s citizens and the environment.
On Friday, May 17, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration will address these issues, as well as the future of China’s economy, as part of a free, unique conference that will feature experts from across the world, including Nobel Laureate Sir James A. Mirrlees.
Titled “China’s Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities,” the conference will address topics including the future of China’s aging population, China’s national debt and economic relationships with other countries across the world. Visiting scholars include Mirrlees, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1996 and was knighted for his contributions to economics in 1997; Wen Hai, vice president of Peking University; Li Qian, associate director of Peking University’s China Center for Public Financing; and Shuanglin Lin, professor of economics at UNO.
“Hosting the conference offers incredible access to the world’s foremost thought leaders on the Chinese economy,” explained Louis Pol, dean of UNO’s College of Business Administration. “Each participant, including students and visitors from local communities, Nebraska, and the region, has the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversations that will enhance their understanding of the second largest economy, one that shapes the debate over the direction of the world’s economic fortune.”
The conference will be held at Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., on UNO’s Pacific Campus. It is free to attend and only requires an RSVP, which can be secured in any one of three ways:
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